Contact: HHS Press Office
[email protected]

Statement by HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra on Health Center Week

Health Center Week is being Celebrated August 8-14, 2021

“From Seattle to Atlanta, I’ve seen first-hand the critical role health centers play in serving communities, particularly to help fight the pandemic. After quickly transitioning from providing in-person primary care to offering telehealth services, they continue to test, vaccinate, and act as lifelines to communities disproportionately hit by COVID-19. Under the American Rescue Plan, the Biden-Harris Administration has invested over $7.3 billion in health centers to support COVID-19 response efforts across underserved communities. No matter a person’s circumstance, health care must be in reach. I thank the nation’s nearly 1,400 health centers and their staff for keeping our families, particularly vulnerable communities, healthy. The Biden-Harris Administration will continue to support their critical work.”

Note: All HHS press releases, fact sheets and other news materials are available at
Like HHS on Facebook, follow HHS on Twitter @HHSgov, and sign up for HHS Email Updates.
Last revised:

Subscribe to RSS

Receive latest updates

Subscribe to our RSS

Media Inquiries

For general media inquiries, please contact [email protected].

Content created by News Division
Content last reviewed